Aretha Franklin News

VIDEO: Aretha Franklin Performs 'Rolling in the Deep', 'Ain't No Mountain' on LETTERMAN!
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin blew the roof off the Ed Sullivan Theater last night with her performance on CBS's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of September 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, airing on CBS for the week of September 29, 2014! (more...)

First Listen: ARETHA FRANKLIN Covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Aretha Franklin has a long history of covering songs and making them her own, and her latest is no exception. Franklin has most recently released a cover of Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep,' which you can listen to online now. (more...)

Stage Tube: Jennifer Holliday Covers Diana Ross: 'I Ain't Been Licked'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Need some motivation to get up on this early Fall, Saturday morning? Jennifer Holliday has it for you as she performs the Diana Ross classic 'I Ain't Been Licked' at her BB King Blues Club show this month. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 20-26
by Louisa Brady - Sep 26, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market, Billy Porter's Off-Broadway show WHILE I YET LIVE, Aretha Franklin's visit to ALADDIN, and more! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 26, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

FST to Kick Off 2014-15 Cabaret Season with THE PRIMA DONNETTES, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

FST's Winter Cabaret season begins with four singing sirens in Dancing in the Street with The Prima Donnettes. Developed by FST Artistic Director Richard Hopkins and Jim Prosser, it will begin in the John C. Court Cabaret on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aretha Franklin Visits ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 24, 2014

The LEGENDARY Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was in the house last night at Disney's hit production of ALADDIN on Broadway and after the show posed with the excited cast -- and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the magic moment (no lamp required!). (more...)

BAMcinématek to Present the Theatrical Run of STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

From Friday, October 17 through Thursday, October 23, BAMcinématek presents the US theatrical premiere run of Manfred Kirchheimer's Stations of the Elevated (1981) in a new restoration. (more...)

BAMcinematek to Present Theatrical Run of STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

From Friday, October 17 through Thursday, October 23, BAMcinématek presents the US theatrical premiere run of Manfred Kirchheimer's Stations of the Elevated (1981) in a new restoration. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of September 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, airing on CBS for the week of September 29, 2014! (more...)

Lincoln Theatre Continues Free CONVERSATIONS Series, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On Thursday, October 23, the Lincoln Theatre Association will continue Conversations, a free series designed to generate community discussion on a variety of interesting questions surrounding the arts. The second event in the Lincoln Conversations Series will be "Feeling It: Gospel to Soul." (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC (more...)

Aretha Franklin to Release Surprise Album Later this Month?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Following in the footsteps of Beyone and U2, legendary singer Aretha Franklin is set to release her own surprise album this month, according to Showbiz411. (more...)

Spirit Music Group Secures Significant Capital From Fortress Credit Corp. To Fund Major Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishing companies, announced today that it has obtained $50 million in new capital commitments from Fortress Credit Corp., to pursue its expansion plans. This investment brings Spirit's total capital raised since 2012 to more than $100 million. (more...)

Prima Donnettes, 'NEVER MARRY A GIRL WITH COLD FEET' and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 2014-2015 Cabaret season. Starting off the season are the full-bodied vocal stylings in Dancing in the Street with the Prima Donnettes. Next up is the heartfelt and unforgettable music of American Pie. Concluding the season is the entertaining and honest Never Marry a Girl With Cold Feet: And Other Life Lessons from Vaudeville. (more...)

Scott Thompson, Roseanna Vitro, Michael Shannon and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, September 17 through the 28th. Details below! (more...)

Brian Copeland to Bring NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN & THE WAITING PERIOD Back to The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Marsh presents the return of award-winning performer Brian Copeland in two of his acclaimed solo pieces: NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN returns to The Marsh for a 10th anniversary revival performed in rep with THE WAITING PERIOD, Copeland's acclaimed, unflinching look at depression. Says Copeland, 'With the devastating loss of Robin Williams, I hope we can now finally start a national dialogue about this largely misunderstood disease.' Performances of THE WAITING PERIOD will honor the families of those who have lost loved ones to depression. Both shows, featuring humorous, poignant, and riveting insights, are written by Brian Copeland and directed by David Ford. Performances will take place Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets (individual shows: $30-$40, reserved: $60-$100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055. (more...)

Tickets to 'MEN ARE FROM MARS' and Aretha Franklin at NJPAC On Sale 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark announces two new shows that go on sale this week, Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! This one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, starring Peter Story, is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the No. 1 best-selling book by John Gray. When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are Earth-shatteringly hysterical! Don't miss the Queen of Soul- Aretha Franklin, 19-time Grammy winner Aretha Franklin ("Respect," "Chain of Fools") is one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music. Tickets for these performances go on sale on Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10AM. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

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